In the next several decades care of our aging seniors will become one of our nation's most urgent social issues. The needs of older citizens require new interventions and have placed new and greater demands on current family and financial resources. Present and future caregiving responsibilities for the older adult challenge and in some cases exhaust, individual, family, and community social service resources. Greater attention must be directed toward the growing demands for our seniors. Students pursuing four year degree programs of study in all disciplines may expand their professional competencies and increase their employment opportunities by obtaining a minor in Gerontology.